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Addison Lee to continue £5 fares increase during STRIKE ACTION to encourage more drivers out

Updated: Aug 16, 2022

Addison Lee are to continue their £5 increase in fares during planned tube and bus strikes in London in a bid to encourage more drivers out onto the roads.

Rail, Tube and bus strikes on Friday 19 August will affect the majority of TfL's network and as a result push up demand for both taxis and private hire vehicles (PHV).

Transport for London (TfL) has strongly encouraged customers to avoid travelling on the Tube and only travel if essential on the rest of the network on Friday 19 August and until 8am on Saturday 20 August.

The advice comes due to planned industrial action by the RMT on London Underground and London Overground station staff on 19 August, as well as by Unite on some London buses on 19 and 20 August. RMT strike action on national rail services will also impact services on London Underground, London Overground and the Elizabeth line from 18-21 August. Customers are advised to plan ahead, check before they travel and leave more time for their journey.

In a bid to encourage more drivers out on to the road PHV operators Addison Lee have brought in a £5 surcharge that will go direct to the drivers.

Wesley Bishop, Addison Lee Chief Commercial Officer, said: “Industrial action on the rail network, both nationally and in London, is causing disruption for all of us and we are seeing huge spikes in demand during these periods.

“We are doing all we can to incentivise drivers to work during these periods and for the previous three strikes we have increased prices by £5, all of which goes to the driver.”


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